Are you interested in auditioning for next school year?
We are still accepting audition appointments in some artistic majors. We would love to meet you.
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The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts’ unique arts-centered curriculum pairs pre-professional training in the arts with a rigorous core academic program. Students are accepted based only upon their artistic talent and potential.  Read the Board Policy regarding Admission of Students. What makes Charter Arts unique, and is a key component in the success of our students, is the arts emphasis within the curriculum.

Charter Arts has created a culture of high achievement across all art and core disciplines. Our creative students think and learn differently.  Charter Arts is a regional charter high school, funded by Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars, that attracts students from a ten-county region in eastern Pennsylvania.  Students audition for acceptance into one of seven artistic majors: dance, instrumental music, literary arts, production arts, theatre, visual arts,  and vocal music.

Want to learn more about Charter Arts?

We have a variety of options available for prospective students and their families to learn more about our school:

CALL the Charter Arts Admissions Office to speak with our Director of Admissions, Ann Marie Squerrini, at 610-868-2971 Ext. 3137 or send an email to

TOURS: After-school or weekend Tours:  If you missed our admissions events but would still like to visit to learn more about Charter Arts, fill out this TOUR REQUEST FORM. 

VIRTUAL SESSION:  “Coffee Talk with the Director of Admissions”:  Monday, March 6 at 6 PM. This 45-minute virtual event is designed for prospective students and families to learn more about Charter Arts’ curriculum and admissions process and includes a Q & A portion. This session is hosted by the school’s Director of Admissions & Assessments, Ann Marie Squerrini.  An RSVP is required.  Those who RSVP will receive login instructions and reminders.

Auditions for the 2023-2024 School Year

If you are interested in scheduling an audition, click on the form below:


Charter Arts is proud to celebrate its nineteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation.

  • Charter Arts was one of only 349 schools in the nation to be named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. 
  • From 2016-2020 the school earned the Title I Distinguished School designation  placing it in the top 5 % of all Title I high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Recently, Charter Arts was ranked as #1 Best Public High School Teachers in PA (out of 675) and #1 Best Charter High School in Pennsylvania on Niche’s 2023 Best Schools in America Rankings.

Read the 2022-2023 School Profile

Students share their experience:

These videos were filmed in 2019 prior to Covid-19.